How much sun is too much sun? Do you forget to reapply sunscreen or even know when you need to reapply? Until now, the answers to these questions were subjective and not always clear. Thanks to JADS International, LLC, a company producing fine health and beauty products and fragrances, consumers can now be reminded to reapply sunscreen and know when to get out of the sun by using the innovative Sunscreen Bands™.
Sunscreen Bands ™ patented color changing technology detects the level of UVA & UVB rays based on the SPF level of an individual's sunscreen lotion, spray or cream. Users should always liberally apply sunscreen to sun exposed skin before going in the sun. Once in the sun, place the band around the wrist and when the band turns dark purple, lather or spray the sunscreen over the band. Bands are pink before they are exposed to sun and quickly turn dark purple upon exposure to demonstrate activation. From dark purple, the bands turn light purple (lavender) as a reminder to reapply sunscreen. This occurs due to the sunscreen losing its strength to protect, thus allowing UV rays to turn the band to light purple (lavender). As the Sunscreen Bands packaging states, users need to check directions for use on their sunscreen label for reapplying directions. The bands gradually turn cream color to alert the wearer that they have reached maximum sun exposureStarting in March, Sunscreen Bands will be sold at Kroger, Winn-Dixie, Kmart, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Giant Food, HEB, Brookshire Grocery, Buy Buy Baby, Kinney Drugs, Hy-vee and Legoland Florida. Sunscreen Bands are sold in packs of five.